Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
It’s been almost two months since the DCR Open House, when nearly 200 folks descended on the DCR Cave to take their first look at things. And while I’d like to say that things are dramatically different – the reality is that tweaks are more minor day to day things. Effectively changing things as I need to for specific projects or same-day reasons, rather than en masse ahead of time.
Still, it’s been quite the journey. This is what it looked like prior to us moving in – part of a warehouse space that sits under another building – thus, retaining its Cave namesake.
And construction seemed to drag on forever. Or, at least about 5 months. Which, is forever for me.
I noted somewhere else that they finished up the painting at 1AM the night before the long-planned DCR Open House. So…yeah, a wee bit tight!
Still, I figured I’d give folks a quick tour of the Cave as it stands today. No really, it’s quick. Like speedy. Probably too speedy. But, if you change YouTube’s settings to .75 playback speed (lower right corner), it’ll be just right!
Once I get back from Cape Town I might film a prettier one, or dig into specific areas in more detail. Plus, I’ve still gotta cover the entire bottom of the cave too!
Though, you can see some hints of that in Shane’s video from back at the Open House:
Oh, and in the event you haven’t seen the most masterful DCR Cave video to date, it’s actually one from DesFit. It’s epically awesome:
I don’t expect I’ll be topping that anytime soon. At least not until I can convince Des to come back to Amsterdam and shoot a proper cave tour. Perhaps even use some of the fancy gimbals and sliders you see in said tour above. Hmm…maybe that’s the idea!
I know the last two days have been a bit video heavy. Tomorrow we’ll return with more text goodness though with the CycleOps Hammer 2 In-Depth Review. Though, there is one video in that one…it’s when I manage to break my KICKR while comparing sound to the Hammer 2. I figured you’d make an exception for that. Gotta have a sound comparison test after all, right?
You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2018 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.